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Police appeal for information about a distressed woman seen in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information about a distressed woman in South Tyneside.

The woman, who appeared to be in a dazed state, was seen on Whitburn Golf Course at 4.30pm on Thursday, January 21. She was seen walking towards the quarry between Quarry Lane and Lizard Lane, near to Lizard Lane Caravan Park.

Police and Mountain Rescue searched the area but could not find the woman.

Officers are keen for anyone who may know who this woman is, or who was in the area at the time and may have any information that can help, to get in contact.

The woman was wearing a light coloured dress, black tights with a seam down the back, a hat with a rim around it and a scarf covering her face.

Superintendent Sarah Pitt said:.

If anyone was in the area of the quarry and the golf course and thinks they saw the woman or has any other information that can help us identify who she is and where she is now we would urge them to get in contact with us immediately."

– Superintendent Sarah Pitt

Officers hunt for 'suspicious' man in South Shields

Police are searching on South Tyneside after receiving reports of a man acting suspiciously in Chichester Road in South Shields.

The man is described as 5ft 10ins tall, with grey hair and grey stubble. He was wearing a short tan-coloured jacket.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police has said:

Police were called to Chichester Road at 11am this morning after reports were made of a man acting suspiciously. Officers are currently carrying out inquiries in the area."

– Northumbria Police
  • Anyone with information should call 101.


Fire crews use riot shields for protection when cutting free trapped horse

Emergency services used riot shields for protection when they were called to free a horse that became trapped in barbed wire.

Fire crews from Shields, Hebburn and Marley Park were called to Bridle Path in East Boldon, South Tyneside, shortly before 8am on Sunday, November 8th.

Firefighters used ropes to steady the animal and riot shields before freeing it with wire cutters.

The horse was treated at the scene by a vet as it was suffering from a laceration to the abdomen.


South Tyneside man drowns in Spain

Salou, Spain Credit: ITV News

A South Tyneside man has drowned in Spain - the third Briton to die off the Spanish coast in less than a week.

It is understood that 48-year-old Carl Dunlop, who worked as a bus driver, got into difficulties in the sea at the resort of Salou, south of Barcelona.

Carl Dunlop Credit: Facebook

His death comes just days after two women from Birmingham were swept out to sea while on holiday in Lloret de Mar, a popular resort on the Costa Brava.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Salou, Spain, on 6th of October. We are providing support to the family at this difficult time."

Vandals cause damage to six cars on one street

Six cars have been damaged in a street in South Tyneside after yellow paint was sprayed or splattered onto the vehicles.

The damages happened between 7.30pm on Saturday October 3 and 9am on Sunday October 4 in Bede Terrace in East Boldon.

Extra patrols are in the area as police speak to people to gather information, officers will also be offering residents reassurance and providing a visible deterrent to further offences.

New Chief Executive for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Credit: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

The new Chief Executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Williamson, has pledged to lead the organisation in improving the health of local people.

Mr Williamson has taken over from Lorraine Lambert, who retired after 36 years, 18 of those as Chief Executive in South Tyneside.

Lorraine is a hard act to follow but, as a result of her efforts working with our fantastic staff over the years, the Trust is in a strong position going forward to deliver an exciting agenda of integrated health and social care development and I look forward to building upon her great legacy."

– Steve Williamson

Diners tuck in to first South Tyneside Restaurant Week

The first South Tyneside Restaurant Week is underway giving diners a chance to try something new for a discounted price.

Organised by the council, it is running across the borough until Saturday October 10th, with visitors enjoying a range of special two and three course menus.

Those taking part, including restaurants in Boldon, Jarrow, Hebburn and South Shields, have each developed their own unique offering.

We hope this will encourage diners from South Tyneside and further afield to take advantage of the special offers available until Saturday and to come and sample some of the fantastic cuisine that the borough has to offer.

– Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council

For a full list of those taking part, including their individual menus and prices, visit

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